Hemiciclo a Juárez
A large white semi-circular monument to Benito Juárez on one edge of Alameda Central. It's a popular photo spot for people in graduation...
Iglesia de la Santa Veracuz
Originally constructed in 1586, this church was rebuilt in the 18th century and now houses the Museo Franz Mayer. It features two doors...
Representing the new face of the zone, the latest addition to the plaza is the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia , a maze-like museum of 55...
Palacio de Bellas Artes
The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and prestigious opera companies perform in Bellas Artes’ ornate theater, while chamber groups appear in...
Alameda Central information
Created in the late 1500s by mandate of then-viceroy Luis de Velasco, the Alameda took its name from the álamos (poplars) planted over its rectangular expanse. By the late 19th century the park was graced with European-style statuary and lit by gas lamps. It became the place to be seen for the city’s elite.
Today the Alameda is a popular refuge, particularly on Sunday when families stroll its pathways and lovers snuggle on benches. The park was spruced up recently with dancing fountains, free wi-fi and well-manicured gardens rife with fragrant lavender plants.